18 Reasons Why Kate Hudson Was Destined to Be Red Carpet Royalty

May 7 2014 - 6:05pm

Oh, Kate Hudson [1], let us count the many reasons why we love you. One: your poise, confidence, and gregarious effervescence can sway even the toughest of critics. Two: you grew up loved by our personal queen and king of Hollywood, Goldie Hawn [2] and Kurt Russell. And last, but definitely not least, your effortless glamour and signature bohemian-chic style has sparked legions of fans, including ourselves, to emulate your sartorial perfection. Though Kate's red carpet fashions vary slightly from time to time, the blond stunner always stays true to her streamlined silhouettes and favored designers — we're looking at you, Versace [3].

From Kate's early days in colorful, gauzy creations to her high-wattage moments nowadays, we're recalling all of Hudson's best red carpet moments in honor of her 35th birthday. Get ready to fall hard, if you haven't already, for the enviable perfection that is Kate Hudson.

Kate Hudson in Plunging Atelier Versace at the 2002 Golden Globes

Kate's dazzling smile rivaled the high shine of her deep-cut Atelier Versace [4] gown.

Kate Hudson in Printed Valentino at the 2003 Golden Globe Awards

Kate was the epitome of a bohemian princess in a colorful Valentino strapless gown.

Kate Hudson in a Beaded Two-Piece at the 2003 Venice Film Festival

Glowing — and revealing a bit of her bump — at the Venice Film Festival premiere of Le Divorce.

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at the 2003 Oscars

Kate floated on the red carpet in a beaded Atelier Versace [5].

Kate Hudson in Metallic Roberto Cavalli Gown at the 2005 Skeleton Key London Premiere

We're not sure if it's the high-wattage iridescence, sweet bow detail, or posh pleats that makes this Cavalli moment one of our absolute favorites.

Kate Hudson in Versace at the 2005 Skeleton Key LA Premiere

For The Skeleton Key's LA premiere, the star left little to the imagination in a super sultry Versace [6].

Kate Hudson in Dior at the 2008 Orange British Academy Film Awards

The blond stunner tempered her high-shine Dior gown with a braided ponytail and au naturel makeup.

Kate Hudson in Oscar de la Renta at the 2009 Bride Wars NYC Premiere

A geometric-print peplum-detail Oscar de la Renta [7] was selected for the leading lady's NYC premiere of Bride Wars.

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney at the 2009 Met Gala

Kate showed her support for pal Stella McCartney [8], donning a fully sequined Grecian-inspired gown for the Costume Institute Gala.

Kate Hudson in Rachel Roy at Cartier's 100th Anniversary Celebration

Sexy side cutouts upped the ante of Kate Hudson [9]'s long black Rachel Roy [10] gown.

Kate Hudson in Emilio Pucci at the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards

For the 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Kate looked more boho than bridal in a sharp Pucci gown featuring an extra-low back hem and crystal embellishments on the hip.

Kate Hudson in Vintage Versace at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Kate showed her love of Versace [11], posing a vintage creation by the design house. Her red carpet look comprised a beaded bodice and fringe skirt.

Kate Hudson in Atelier Versace at the 2012 Venice Film Festival

For the 2012 Venice Film Festival, Kate wowed in a blush beaded and fringe-detail Atelier Versace [12] gown.

Kate Hudson in Alexander McQueen at the 2013 Golden Globes

Who could forget this jaw-dropping Alexander McQueen [13] moment?

Kate Hudson in Gucci at the 2013 LACMA Gala

The actress put her fit figure on display in a blush Gucci [14] halter detailed with a shimmering, plunging bodice and side cutouts.

Kate Hudson in Reem Acra at the 2013 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball

Seemingly fitting for the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball was Kate's Tiffany-blue Reem Acra stunner. The glamorous gown featured a sweetheart neckline, a satin cinched waist, and a thigh-high slit.

Kate Hudson in Zuhair Murad at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscars Party

Kate swapped her Atelier Versace [15] for an intricate lace-and-bead Zuhair Murad gown at Vanity Fair's post-Oscars bash.

Kate Hudson in Silver Atelier Versace at the 2014 Oscars

Where do we even begin with this Atelier Versace [16] creation? When Kate stepped out onto the Oscars red carpet our entire office went silent.

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